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Dorothy Malone

Mostly Credited As: Dorothy Malone
Birth Name: Dorothy Eloise Maloney
Date Of Birth: January 30, 1925 (Age 89)
Country Of Birth: USA
Birth Place: Chicago, Illinois
Height: 5' 6" (1.67 m)

Dorothy Malone


If she weren't acting, actress Dorothy Malone would have loved to open a Mexican restaurant in California. The Chicago-born, Texas-raised actress, who won an Oscar for her memorable performance as Marylee, the bad-rich Southern girl in "Written On the Wind," loves to cook. "I can make any recipe you hand me," she said. "I paint that way sometimes. I do a little bit of everything, something I learned from my mother."
Versatile Ms. Malone, whose talents extend to interior decorating ("for me, fixing up a house is like taking a vacation''), repeated in 1985 her role as Constance in the NBC movie, "Peyton Place: The Next Generation"
Daughter of well-to-do Dallas parents, Malone was educated at an Ursuline convent and Miss Hockaday's School before she enrolled in Southern Methodist University and became seriously interested in dramatics. She was a leggy, lovely student when she appeared in a play called "Starbound," about a young girl who went to Hollywood and moved into the fabled Studio Club.
Shortly afterward, she was a young girl in Hollywood living in the Studio Club and doing very well as an actress, too.
Along with playing a series of bad girls in pictures like "The Bit- Sleep," "Tarnished Angels" and ''Too Much Too Soon." she played a really rotten , man-hungry Texas oil heiress in "Written on the Wind" and, for her portrayal, won an Oscar.
That was in 1956, and shortly afterward her private life became as dramatic as her life on screen. In 1959, she was married to French actor Jacques Bergerac, previously married to Ginger Rogers, and by him had two daughters, Mimi and Diane. Approximately four years later, she filed for divorce, triggering a series of courtroom confrontations the "Peyton Place" writers probably wished they'd thought of. At one point, at Bergerac's insistence, she was ordered by the court to supply her daughter, Mimi, with French lessons. Jail was her alternative.
The incensed father complained that his daughter was learning Spanish rather than his native
tongue, and he wanted no more of it.
Throughout her tribulations, Dorothy kept her Dallas sense of decorum, but finally life in Hollywood became so hectic that she fled back to Texas.
In 1968, she told the press that for the sake of her health and in order to reduce her cost of living she was moving back home. Her second marriage which took place in Las Vegas neither lasted as long as her first nor produced its repercussions.
Now Dorothy's living near Dallas, happy to be close to her parents but somewhat homesick
for Hollywood. "All of us, the girls and I, miss California," she says, "and we go out every chance we get. But we also enjoy the atmosphere here."

TV Appearances

Main cast 
Peyton Place (1964)As: Constance MacKenzie (S01-S04)
Episode Cast Credits 

Matt Houston (1982) 
  Shark Bait 01x08: (Nov/21/1982) As Unknown 

Vega$ (1978) 
  Love, Laugh and Die 01x04: (Oct/18/1978) As Mrs. Gardner 

Flying High (1978) 
  A Hairy Yak Plays Musical Chairs Eagerly 01x02: (Oct/06/1978) As Jane 

The Hardy Boys/Nancy Drew Mysteries (1977) 
  The House on Possessed Hill 02x15: (Jan/22/1978) As Mrs. Blain 

The Streets of San Francisco (1972) 
  Child of Anger 05x08: (Dec/02/1976) As Julia Desmond 

Police Woman (1974) 
  The Trick Book (2) 03x03: (Sep/28/1976) As Madame Hilary LaSalle 
  The Trick Book (1) 03x01: (Sep/28/1976) As Madame Hilary LaSalle 

City of Angels (1976) (1976) 
  The November Plan (3) 01x03: (Feb/17/1976) As Dawn 
  The November Plan (2) 01x02: (Feb/10/1976) As Dawn 
  The November Plan (1) 01x01: (Feb/03/1976) As Dawn 

Ellery Queen (1975) 
  The Adventure of the Eccentric Engineer 01x14: (Jan/18/1976) As Carol Farnsworth 

Ironside (1967) 
  Confessions: From a Lady of the Night 07x01: (Sep/13/1973) As Agatha, [Special Guest Stars]

The Beautiful Phyllis Diller Show (1968) 
  The Doodletown Pipers / Dorothy Malone / Leonard Nimoy 01x03: (Sep/29/1968) As Herself 

The Academy Awards (1953) 
  The 38th Annual Academy Awards 14x01: (Apr/18/1966) As Presenter, [Featuring]
  The 30th Annual Academy Awards 06x01: (Mar/26/1958) As Presenter, [Featuring]
  The 29th Annual Academy Awards 05x01: (Mar/27/1957) As Winner: Best Supporting Actress (for 'Written on the Wind') 

Arrest and Trial (1963) 
  Modus Operandi 01x25: (Mar/15/1964) As Lois Janeway 

The Greatest Show on Earth (1963) 
  Where the Wire Ends 01x15: (Jan/07/1964) As Jeannie Gilbert 

The Untouchables (1959) (1959) 
  The Floyd Gibbons Story 04x11: (Dec/11/1962) As Kitty Edmunds, [Special Guest Stars]

General Electric Theater (1953) 
  Somebody Please Help Me! 10x32: (May/20/1962) As Ruth Hammond 
  A Little White Lye 09x19: (Feb/05/1961) As Ellen Rogers 
  Clown 03x25: (Mar/27/1955) As Eva Balto 

Dr. Kildare (1961) 
  The Adminstrator 01x16: (Jan/11/1962) As Rena Ladovan 

Death Valley Days (1952) 
  The Watch 10x07: (Dec/04/1961) As Mary Parker 

Route 66 (1960) (1960) 
  Fly Away Home (2) 01x17: (Feb/17/1961) As Christina Summers 
  Fly Away Home (1) 01x16: (Feb/10/1961) As Christina Summers 

The Loretta Young Show (1953) 
  A Ticket for May 03x18: (Jan/01/1956) As May Hadley 

Omnibus (US) (1952) 
  The Horn Blows at Midnight 02x09: (Nov/29/1953) As guest star 

Kraft Television Theatre (1947) (1947) 
  The Golden State 05x14: (Dec/12/1951) As guest star 
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